Kali Linux 2021.1 - Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Linux Distribution

Kali Linux 2021.1 – Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Linux Distribution

Time for another Kali Linux release! – Kali Linux 2021.1. This release has various impressive updates. The summary of the changelog since the 2020.4 release from November 2020 is:

  • Xfce 4.16 – Our preferred and current default desktop environment has been updated and tweaked
  • KDE 5.20 – Plasma also received a version bump
  • Terminalsmate-terminal, terminator and tilix all had various work carried out on them
  • Command Not Found – A helping hand to say if a program needs to be installed
  • Partnership with more tool authors – BC Security & Joohoi have been producing great tools and we want to support them
  • New tools & updates – Multiple new tools have been added to Kali and are ready for you
  • Kali NetHunter – New BusyBox & Rucky version, and boot-animation
  • Kali ARM – Preliminary support for Parallels on Apple Silicon (Apple M1) & Raspberry Pi 400 (WiFi Support)
The Kali project itself also has a couple different changes:
  • New Kali website – You may have noticed a few things looking different
  • Kali newsletter – Rather than you coming to us for updates, we can push them to your inbox

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